Jack of all Trades, handyman, tinker
Quite an extraordinary thinker
The kids were excited and ready to play
They pouted when told to wait ‘til next day
Dad is going to need some time
To make it strong and sturdy and safe to climb.
It cost quite a bit, but he could save a dollar –
But the thing fell down and the kids did holler
The got skinned shins and Dad got a bruise
So it looks like they all are going to lose.
Dad could do it if he had some luck
But this DIY awaits the trash truck!
PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields
Thanks to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneer Challenge – 100 words Photo Prompt
About oneta hayes
Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
Very clever. 😊
Thanks. Isn’t blogging fun! I get to sit here and write fun stuff and some nice person like you says, “Very clever.” My kids just think, “Ah, Mom, why write something like that?” Like as if there is no need for anything less than Shakespeare or Tennyson. 😀
“as if there is no need for anything less than Shakespeare or Tennyson” — thank you, this made me laugh. 😂
Thank you. 😀
That was great, Oneta!
Thanks, Dale. I put you in the category of nice encouraging people like Linda Lee above. 😀
Some days the magic works…
Here’s the link to my story page, the link above is to the photo prompt page only. https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/08/14/16-august-2019/
Thank you. I finally found the right one and did the froggy. 😀
Enjoyed this, captured the day very well.
Beware of your Melissa. Thanks for the comment. I enjoy sharing FF’s with you.
Delightfully different and the first verse I’ve come across this week!
My story – Gail’s Gazebo!
Yes, I enjoyed Gail’s Gazebo too. Thanks for the comment. Sorry I was late. Sometimes I get lost in the shuffle. 😀
Such a disappointment — but what an adventure!
I guess my Jack has suffered from my experience! I could hardly write a happy ending for DIY. 😀
Very nice poem. It is true DIY experiments do not always work.
Thank you. My husband is a pretty good Jack of All Trades. I’m thankful. He saves us lots of money.
I enjoyed the rhythm of your story very much, Oneta! Clever and well-written!
Thank you, Brenda. Do you do FF? I’ll look in on you and see.
Brenda, yes, I found you. Good contribution to FF. We really are in a storm. Hope everything lands safely.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I’ve been in the middle of a big move. Yes, I try to do FF most weeks. Look forward to seeing you there as well. =)
Poor old DAD – Trash truck is coming on THURSDAY! Your story is funny and cute – Thanks for the laughs!
Thanks, Nan. I read your FF on rochelle. Sorry the BBQ had to be cancelled. 😀 I’ll be watching for more Friday Fictioneers.
Very fun & well-written.
Thank you. I enjoyed your FF also. “Waste of Time” illustrated that time together will not, in the long run, be wasted time. Good memories for Walt. Thanks for your comment.
Thank you Oneta. 🙂
Aw. I feel bad for dad. He tried to hard to do something fun for his kids.
You are right. Sometimes we forget dads need thanks for effort, just like kids do – and mom. 😀
I enjoyed this,
Thank you. 😀